Honorary Doctors and Members

 

 

Honorary Doctors

On June 17th, 2014 Estonian Academy of Arts’ Council bestowed the title of Honorary Doctor to:

Prof. Jan Kaila

Prof. Jan Kaila played a major role in raising the EAA Department of Photography to world standards when he was Professor of Photography from 2001 to 2004, and in launching and developing the EAA practice based curricula.

Peter Skubic

Peter Skubic is a jewellery artist and sculptor. He has given numerous master classes at the EAA Department of Jewellery and Blacksmithing, and has provided financial support to both the programme and its students.

On September 29th, 2009 Estonian Academy of Arts’ Council bestowed the title of Honorary Doctor to:

Professor Emeritus Riitta Nikula

She is a Finnish architectural historian who has researched Estonian architects and her research has influenced art history practices and research here. Prof. Em. Nikula is a longstanding member of the Doctoral School of Estonian Academy of Arts since its foundation in the the 1990s.

Prof. Gerard Unger

Prof Unger is a world renowned typographer who has designed the information graphics for the Amsterdam metro, for the whole of Holland transportation networks and the city of Rome.  He is also the author of the typography used in main Estonian newspapers “Sirp”, “Diplomaatia”, and “Eesti Ekspress” and “Areen”.

On June 22nd, 2004 Estonian Academy of Arts’ Council bestowed the title of Honorary Doctor to:

Prof. Yrjö Sotamaa

For his outstanding professional accomplishments and activities as well as assistance and collaboration in the development of Estonian Academy of Arts and internationalisation.

Prof. Udo Kultermann

For outstanding professional accomplishments and activities as well as promotion of Estonian art and architecture in the international arena.

Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa

For outstanding professional accomplishments and activities as well as promotion of Estonian architecture in Finland and the international arena.

Prof. Lars Olof Larsson

For outstanding professional accomplishments and activities as well as development of Estonian Acadey of Arts academic and research culture.

On October 22nd, 1999 Estonian Academy of Arts’ Council bestowed the title of Honorary Doctor to:

Prof. Boris Bernstein

For longstanding remarkable research and cultural activities, which have aided in the rise of professional status and renomee of Estonian Academy of Arts.

Prof. Enno Hallek

For outstanding creative activities as well as duties in preserving and developing Estonian high culture beyond Estonian borders.

Prof. Ilja Kabakov

For outstanding creative activities as well as service to Estonia in building a bridge of collaboration between oppositional Estonian art scene and alternative artists of Moscow.

Honorary Members

On June 17th, 2014 Estonian Academy of Arts named the following honorary member:

Armin Kõomägi

Armin Kõomägi is one of the founders of the Young Artist Award of the Faculty of Fine Arts. The award has been a motivation for the graduating class to aim for better results and has helped them continue their studies abroad or start their professional career in the field of art.

On October 13th, 2009 Estonian Academy of Arts named the following honorary members:

Meelis Milder, Chairman of Baltika Grupp, longstanding partner of Estonian Academy of Arts’ Fashion Design Department.

On October 22nd, 2009:

Professor Emeritus Jaan Vares, sculptor, Rector between 1959-89, 1956-94

Professor Emeritus Bruno Tomberg, designer and interior architect 1949-94

We commemorate our Honorary Members

Professor Emeritus Jaan Vares (1927-2016) sculptor; professor from 1968, ERKI rector 1959-1989

Professor Emeritus Boris Bernstein (1924-2015) art historian, ERKI-EKA 1951-95

Professor Emeritus Rein Zobel (1928-2012) architecture historian and architect, ERKI-EKA 1972-2001

Professor Emeritus Evald Okas (1915-2011) painter, ERKI-EKA 1944-93

Professor Emeritus Kaljo Põllu (1934-2010) graphic artist, since. 1988, lector at the Department of Drawing

Professor Emeritus Helene Kuma (1921-2009) ceramic artist, ERKI-TKÜ 1947–1994

Professor Emeritus Arseni Mölder (1919-2009) sculptor and metal artist, ERKI-EKA 1946-94

Professor Emeritus Leili Kuldkepp (1931-2008) metal artist, ERKI-EKA 1963–95

Professor Emeritus Helmut Oruvee (1923-2007) architect, ERKI 1971–94

Professor Emeritus Paul Luhtein (1909-2007) graphic artist, TRTI-ERKI 1944–1982

Professor Emeritus Leo Gens (1922-2001) art historian and critic, ERKI-EKA 1951–95

Professor Emeritus Mari Adamson (1908-2000) textile artist, ERKI 1944–77

*TRTI – Tallinna Riiklik Tarbekunsti Instituut (Tallinn State Institute of Applied Arts)

*ERKI – Eesti NSV Riiklik Kunstiinstituut (Estonian SSR State Art Institute)

Honorary Medals

On December 13th, 2016 Estonian Academy of Arts Council bestowed honorary medal to:

Mari Roosvalt

On June 17th, 2014 Estonian Academy of Arts Council bestowed honorary medals to:

Krista Kodres

Evi Mardna

Arne Mesikäpp

Toivo Raidmets

Maiu Rõõmus

On October 13th, 2009 Estonian Academy of Arts Council bestowed honorary medals to:

Elvira Mutt

Miralda Kangilaski

Uno Roosvalt

Maasike Maasik

Vilma Lang

On June 22nd, 2004 Estonian Academy of Arts Council bestowed honorary medals to:

Inge Teder

Rein Zobel

Vello Asi

Ellen Tamm

Naima Suude

Honorary Employees

2017 Prize for Artistic Work

Pille Epner and Kaja Pae 
for curating the exhibition “Who Creates the City?”

Professor Mare Saare
for active exhibiting in 2017 and for the longtime development of Estonian glass art.

Associate Professor Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo
for the exhibition “Immediate Gratification”  and creative work that supports his pedagogical activities.

2017 Research Publication
Oliver Laas 

2017 Newcomer of the Year
Dagmar Raide

2017 Colleague of the Year
Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo

2017 Colleague of the Year
Elisabeth Kuusik

2017 Leader of the Year
Kristiina Krabi-Klanberg


2017 Team of the Year
Personnel Department (Dagmar Raide and Marika Kopõlova)

2017 Deed of the Year
“Good Teaching Seminars” (Kristiina Krabi-Klanberg, Anne Pikkov, Maarin Ektermann, Lia Toro, Dagmar Raide, Kadri Tammik)

2016 Prize for Artistic Work

  • Piret Puppart, Professor, Head of Fashion Design
  • Taavi Talve, Associate Professor of Installation and Sculpture
  • Maarja Kask and Ralf Lõoke, architects, alumni, lecturers of Faculty of Architecture

2016 Prize for Research Publication

Indrek Rünkla for doctoral dissertation

“Arhitektuursest mõtlemisest.: seosest tunnetuslike ja ühiskondlike konstruktsioonide vahel arhitektuuri praktika näitel”

2016 Honourable Mention

Professor Nithikul Nimkulrat

For her book “Crafting Textiles in the Digital Age” 

Team of the Year 2016

Administration Department

Kaido Kruusamets, Mart Saarepuu and Andrus Audova

Colleague of the Year

Piret Ellamaa 2016

Newcomer of the Year 2016

Kristjan Mändmaa

Deed of the Year 2016

The New Building

Leader of the Year 2016

Mart Kalm

2015 Prize for Creative Work

  • Researcher Kärt Ojavee
  • Associate Professor Indrek Sirkel
  • Professor Andres Tali

2015 Prize for Research Publication

Senior Researcher Eva Näripea

Professor Maroš Krivy

Team of the Year 2015

Office of International Relations: Maria Jürisson and Sandra-Leena Sule

Colleague of the Year 2015

Kaido Kruusamets

Newcomer of the Year 2015

Professor Piret Puppart

Deed of the Year 2015

Wooden Megaphones, Department of Interior Architecture

Leader of the Year 2015

Professor Anne Pikkov, Vice Rector

 

2014 Pprize for Research Publication

Professor Andres Kurg

For his doctoral dissertation “Boundary Disruptions. Late-Soviet Transformations in Art, Space and Subjectivity in Tallinn 1968-1979”